It is hard to believe that a new year has begun and that year is 2014. Wasn't it just 2000? Of course, with a new year comes new resolutions. Whatever goals that you set for yourself, remember to resolve to find the time to make yourself happy and have fun. Whether your ostomy is new or you have had your "friend" for years, remember that your stoma changed your life but has not ended it. Strive to do those activities you enjoyed pre-ostomy or find new ones to explore. Attend an ostomy support group or join an internet chat room (check out UOAA's website for some great links)! Walk, run, swim or spend more time petting the cat. Remember to drink lots of water and eat your vegetables. Also, if you have not already gotten your influenza vaccination, it is not too late!